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Jan 14, 2014

James Bond once worked for the EPA

So much for EPA oversight. John Beale, EPA's bizarre James Bond, claimed to be a CIA agent for 13 years — and almost got away with it....More
Irrigation ditch.
Jan 14, 2014

When truth and hyperbole combine

How truth and hyperbole are used to market false premises....More
Jan 13, 2014

The ‘Junkyard Dog’ is slowing down

Earl Williams never bought a return bus ticket to Arkansas as he once threatened a few years back when California cotton acreage dipped below 200,000....More
Irrigation water
Jan 08, 2014

California's urban water users face cutbacks

Some California cities consider significant water restrictions....More
Jan 07, 2014

AK-47 rifle was agriculture’s giant loss?

What might have been for agriculture? Looking at the life of Mikhail Kalashnikov, father of the AK-47, the question looms large....More
Wheat Harvester
Jan 06, 2014

Cheerios decision proves GMO labeling already exists

Cheerios markets its original cereal as 'non-GMO.'....More
California aqueduct
Jan 02, 2014

Drought's impacts on California's human condition

California's human condition will continue to suffer until bold steps are taken to address water reliability and availability....More
Jan 02, 2014

Sad Web rant from someone who should know better

One of the latest anti-GMO, anti-Monsanto/”transnational” corporation scare tactics is from a Los Angeles civil litigation (ambulance chaser)....More
Jan 02, 2014

Rain and fog go hand-in-hand in California

Some California locations see less rain in 2013 than desert Southwest venues....More
Dec 31, 2013

Agriculture's New Year’s resolutions started moons ago

It’s 2014 - a brand new year, a time to reflect on the lessons learned over the last dozen months, and a period to implement plans aimed at a....More
Dec 30, 2013

Selfish few continue trying to derail Bay Delta plan

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan Draft may need more changes. It is must not be derailed if California is to develop more needed water....More
Dec 27, 2013

California citrus industry sows social media seeds

California Citrus Mutual employs various forms of social media to reach audience....More
Dec 23, 2013

Christmas…from a Christmas tree grower’s perspective

Some of you may be aware from my ramblings over the last seven years as a western agricultural journalist that my family - the Blake family - has....More
Dec 20, 2013

Tom Seaver — pitcher’s mound to wine ground

Tom Seaver is a satisfied man, trading the dirt of a pitcher’s mound for California vineyard soil — and he isn’t looking back....More
San Luis Reservoir
Dec 20, 2013

San Diego apparently did not receive the water memo

San Diego builds massive water fountain project during California's driest year on record....More
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